just wanted to know how you can get the gold colour on the cake. For instance I tried to colour the gold buttons on a purse and I tried using the luster dust with spirit but am not getting the same effect. Is there another product out there that will give me a true gold ( and silver ) colour? Thanks so much: D
The only other thing I can think of is airbrushing them. Try mixing the luster dust with very little alcohol, making it more of a paste.
Yes, you need to mix it into quite a thick liquid - almost a paste, then it will really show up. You may also need more than one coat - make sure the first is completely dry before re-coating.
Sadly, to get a real gold color you will need to leave time to make several coats...the only way it works.
Or...if it does not Have to be edible, get the Highlighter dust and mix with Everclear... It comes out a real gold color... But, Highlighter is not considered "eatable"...
I have found that the gold luster dust "paint" shows up best on brown fondant!
Really??? brown fondant??? I never would have thought of that! Thanks for the great idea!
Also, per Nick Lodge, start with your fondant a kinda gold color, then your painting will be more true. For silver start with gray fondant. Hope this helps.